|An Israeli anti-circumcision group will take their message to the steps of the Danish embassy.|
September 14, 2020
Danish parliament is scheduled to vote on a bill that would prohibit parents from circumcising boys. It’s already illegal in Denmark to cut the genitals of minor girls for religious reasons. The goal of the bill is humanitarian in nature, designed to protect both boys and girls from the pain and harm of unnecessary genital cutting.
However, Alex Aronsky is less optimistic about Israelis opting out of the rite. “I am a member of the new Israeli libertarian movement for nearly a decade now and even within our ranks a lot of people still do not understand why male genital mutilation is a human rights violation and will defend it to the point of ad hominem screeching,” he says.